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Code: 19/2009
Title: A three-dimensional model for the dynamics and hydrodynamics of rowing boats
Date: Friday 24th July 2009
Author(s) : Formaggia, Luca; Mola, Andrea; Parolini, Nicola; Pischiutta, Matteo
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Abstract: This paper proposes a new model describing the dynamics of a rowing boat for general three dimensional motions. The complex interaction among the different components of the rowers/oars/boat system is analysed and reduced to a set of ordinary differential equations governing the rigid motion along the six degrees of freedom. To treat the unstable nature of the physical problem, a rather simple (but effective) control model is included, which mimics the main active control techniques adopted by the rowers during their action.